We are getting ready to re-fence and re-cross fence.
Personally I prefer no climb, with electric on top. But we are looking at $2.27 a foot and won't be able to re-do nearly as much as needed. The cheaper 14 gage isn't an option because we have to use at least 12 gage, which makes me soooo angry!
So my options are: (in order of preference, price includes installation, running electric on top)
Cattle Fencing, 9 gage, 9 in. Vertical stays, at $1.67
Goat Fencing, 12 gage, 4X4, at $1.80
Field fencing, 12 gage, 6 in. Vertical stays, at $1.47
I've had to deal with 2 injuries now involving 6 inch. It's a death trap.
Not too crazy about the 9 inch because I want to keep the chickens in and may run goats every once in a while, but it seems safer.
What do you think about the safety of the 4 inch? Will the smaller openings be as dangerous as the 6 inch? Seems like they would have a harder time getting their hooves in there, but also a harder time getting out if they do.
Wish we could do this ourselves but with the rocky AR ground we need professionals.